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Smart Specialisation

European Regional Competitiveness Scoreboard

November 10, 2014

Smart Specialisation or RIS3 (Research and Innovation strategies for Smart Specialisation) is a strategic approach to economic development through targeted support for research and innovation. It involves a process of developing a vision, identifying regionally based areas of greatest strategic potential, developing multi-stakeholder governance mechanisms, setting strategic priorities and using smart policies to maximize the […]

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Innovation Driven Growth in Regions

March 5, 2014

The OECD has published a report on “Innovation-driven Growth in Regions: The Role of Smart Specialisation”. The report aims to bridge the gap between theory and implementation through case studies that illustrate the conditions in which the concept of smart specialisation can be used to design better public policies for boosting innovation driven growth in […]

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East Sweden Region – the county of Östergötland’s adaptation of RIS3

January 20, 2014

Yesterday I published a brief article about what we mean with RIS3. Today I will tell you a bit about the implementation of RIS3 in the East Sweden Region, where we are working on developing and now implementing smart specialisation since more than one year. Strategic governance and operationalisation There is currently extensive work within […]

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Regional Development for Growth and Smart Specialisation in East Sweden

January 18, 2014

Strategic governance and virtual cooperation structure to stimulate regional growth The Region of Östergötland in Sweden has for the last few years worked with development and implementation of a new, unique virtual organisation and Quad-helix based cooperation structure for governance and execution of its Regional development plan and Regional innovation strategy. Bearing is in this […]

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Video on Smart Specialisation

November 13, 2013

All across the European Union, regions are working to develop smart specialisation strategies. This may have a great impact on our future, however it is not yet well known in society. To make the concept more popular the EU´s Directorate for Regional Policy published the video below yesterday, which I would like to share. Is […]

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Future of the European Union – Smart specialization

November 18, 2012

“Europe is facing a moment of transformation. The crises has wiped out years of economic and social progress and exposed structural weaknesses in Europe´s economy. In the meantime, the world is moving fast and long-term challenges such as globalisation, pressure on resources, population ageing, are intensifying.” – Quote from Europe 2020 Strategy Introduction This blog […]

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